Wednesday, November 2, 2016

#IWSG THE INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP




Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!


Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!





November 2 Question: What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?

First of all, my favorite aspect of being a writer is the freedom to work anywhere my heart desires. Then to be able to write at any time when life lets me. I do enjoy crafting a good story. The cherry on top of all my hard work is when a complete stranger writes to tell me how much they liked my book. Or reading a surprise review that's outstanding! 

What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?

39 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my site, Cathrina! Yes, I also like that I can write anywhere. Since I work from home, I pretty much wear a sweatshirt and yoga pants every day and write sitting on my bed (I have an office, but rarely use it).

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  2. That is definitely the cherry on top!

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  3. Surprise reviews are the best! I do like that I can write anywhere, but I end up working almost exclusively at home. I really should get out more! Lately I seem to be doing about one writer's event a week, so I have to get out for those, but I always rush back home to the safety of my laptop!

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  4. You can't beat the buzz of someone telling you they enjoyed something you wrote :)

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  5. Those things are fantastic! There's so many good things about being a writer. :)

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  6. It's so nice to have someone tell you that they enjoy something you've read. I love feeling like I've reached out into a void and connected with someone, especially someone I've never met or someone I'd never considered connecting with my work.

    Happy Wednesday!
    Jen

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  7. Yes! You can write anywhere and anyone can learn to be a better writer through practice :)

    Here's my IWSG post for November: YA Author Stephanie Scott

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  8. Yeah, sometimes when I'm at my day job, I wish I could go anywhere else and work on writing. Being able to work where you want is a nice perk. I can only imagine how good it feels for a reader to tell you how much they liked your story.

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    1. I can't wait for you to get that book published, Ken!

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  9. I received an awesome review this week, and you're right, it made me very gleeful. LOL. That's the first word that came to mind.

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  10. Those are all awesome things about being a writer. :)

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  11. It is darned amazing, isn't it. All you need is scrap of paper or the back of your hand and a pen. Viola! You're able to write something.

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  12. Writing is pretty awesome, because it can happen anywhere. :)

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    1. Even out to dinner with family and/or friends. The ideas are always percolating.

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  13. I love connecting with people via a book. I recently had a student from Cornell and a lady from Canada email me that they enjoyed my novel, and now suddenly a simple book has connected us. Always a good thing:)

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  14. All of it. I agree, it is nice being able to just pack up laptop, and go to work anywhere I please :-)

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  15. The flexibility is pretty epic. Granted, I have a hard time working anywhere but at home because of the number of distractions. I'm too social a creature.

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  16. Those are great reasons! I'm just starting to experience the joy of having readers reach and tell me how much they liked Catalyst. It's really fun! :)

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  17. Great reasons! Personally, writing is like interactive reading (if that makes sense). My imagination runs away with itself and I get to experience the story AS it pours onto the page. But, unlike a book, I can move the pieces where I might want them to be. It's, quite frankly, an experience like no other.

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  18. Writing is for the reader too! I think you're the first person to point that out as an answer to this month's questions...that I've read. :)

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  19. "...reading a surprise review that's outstanding!" Now that must be an awesome feeling! You are connected to a complete stranger via your words.
    Happy IWSG!

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  20. Those are definitely great aspects of writing.... Have a great weekend!

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